Latest Politics of Zambia Stories

2008-10-31 15:00:15

Opposition leader Michael Sata was leading in the presidential election in the South African country of Zambia, results indicated Friday. Results released by the Zambian electoral commission showed that to date, Zata had 187,873 votes compared to the 96,325 votes by Vice-President Rupiah Banda, AllAfrica.com said. The commission's Web site said with 47 of the total 150 constituencies reporting, Banda's Movement for Multi-Party Democracy was trailing Zata's Patriotic Front political party....

2008-08-19 15:00:30

France said Tuesday that Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa died in a French hospital where he was being treated for a stroke suffered seven weeks ago. The 59-year-old leader fell ill in Egypt last month on the eve of the African Union summit. AllAfrica.com said Mwanawasa's death was confirmed by French President Nicholas Sarkozy. Mwanawasa became president of the African nation in 2002 after a career as a lawyer that included a term as Zambia's solicitor general and as the nation's vice...

2005-07-03 02:47:41

By Manoah Esipisu LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa hasmade his anti-corruption campaign the hallmark of hisadministration, hoping to persuade voters to give him a secondterm in next year's elections. Now it may well secure his ousting. Mwanawasa's graft-busting drive has won Zambia backing fromWestern governments, who this year granted nearly $4 billion indebt relief under the World Bank and International MonetaryFund's Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative....

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